Top 3 ways to improve your golf swing tempo (Video)
Top 3 ways to improve your golf swing tempo (Video)

Here's a great little video to help you understand how to improve your tempo. Tempo is important. If you feel like you've got a good technical movement, technically all the things are working as they should do, the next thing to develop is a bit better tempo, so we're going to do three little exercises for you.

First one is putting your feet together, just taking quite a short club, just the wedge, putting your feet together and just hitting some simple golf shots with your feet there. Generally with your feet together, it will slow you down a little bit. It will stop you rushing at the ball and trying to hit it too hard. So, just hit hard for a dozen shots and you will work phase of your practice with your feet together and that's a really good exercise to develop at a tempo.

Another nice exercise is to take the golf club and hold it upside down. Hold it so the grip is at the bottom, you're holding the club head and just feel how you can get the swish of the club, you can listen to the swish as it comes through. And again, we wanted to feel that the swish happens in the right part at the bottom of the swing, so it's not too fast coming back and then slamming down really hard. It's smooth backswing that gradually accelerates the swish happens the loudest, just at the bottom section here.

The next exercise for you to improve on your tempo is just to grip down a little wedge and just to hit some 80% shots. Now to understand what 80% is, hit the 100% first, look at the yardage and then dilate back in. For a lot of people, a full wedge would be 100 yards, which makes the math really simple, 80% is going to be 80 yards, so just take a wedge and just pop some little 80 yards away. It will generally help you get a bit more timing, a bit more control, and a bit more tempo in your swing, just to dial it back rather than trying to get that wedge and blast it 100 yards every time.

So once your technique is looking good, add a little bit more tempo, a little bit more rhythm, your ball strike will improve and your consistency will improve as well.

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Here's a great little video to help you understand how to improve your tempo. Tempo is important. If you feel like you've got a good technical movement, technically all the things are working as they should do, the next thing to develop is a bit better tempo, so we're going to do three little exercises for you.

First one is putting your feet together, just taking quite a short club, just the wedge, putting your feet together and just hitting some simple golf shots with your feet there. Generally with your feet together, it will slow you down a little bit. It will stop you rushing at the ball and trying to hit it too hard. So, just hit hard for a dozen shots and you will work phase of your practice with your feet together and that's a really good exercise to develop at a tempo.

Another nice exercise is to take the golf club and hold it upside down. Hold it so the grip is at the bottom, you're holding the club head and just feel how you can get the swish of the club, you can listen to the swish as it comes through. And again, we wanted to feel that the swish happens in the right part at the bottom of the swing, so it's not too fast coming back and then slamming down really hard. It's smooth backswing that gradually accelerates the swish happens the loudest, just at the bottom section here.

The next exercise for you to improve on your tempo is just to grip down a little wedge and just to hit some 80% shots. Now to understand what 80% is, hit the 100% first, look at the yardage and then dilate back in. For a lot of people, a full wedge would be 100 yards, which makes the math really simple, 80% is going to be 80 yards, so just take a wedge and just pop some little 80 yards away. It will generally help you get a bit more timing, a bit more control, and a bit more tempo in your swing, just to dial it back rather than trying to get that wedge and blast it 100 yards every time.

So once your technique is looking good, add a little bit more tempo, a little bit more rhythm, your ball strike will improve and your consistency will improve as well.